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happynewyearJanuary 3, 2013 – Happy New Year to everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that the coming year far exceeds your expectations (I know that is what I am hoping for…LOL). Lots of ups and downs last year… am hoping that 2013 is nothing but ups (LOL… does that sound weird?). Read the rest of this entry »

Stage 1:
Fall off pony. Bounce. Laugh. Climb back on. Repeat.

Stage 2: Fall off horse. Run after horse, cussing. Climb back on by shimmying up horse’s neck. Ride until sundown.

Stage 3: Fall off horse. Use sleeve of shirt to stanch bleeding. Have friend help you get back on horse. Take two Advil and apply ice packs when you get home. Ride next day.

State 4: Fall off horse. Refuse advice to call ambulance; drive self to urgent care clinic. Entertain nursing staff with tales of previous daredevil stunts on horseback. Back to riding before cast comes off.

Stage 5: Fall off horse. Temporarily forget name of horse and name of husband. Flirt shamelessly with paramedics when they arrive. Spend week in hospital while titanium pins are screwed in place. Start riding again before doctor gives official okay.

Stage 6:
Fall off horse. Fail to see any humor when hunky paramedic says, “You again?” Gain firsthand knowledge of advances in medical technology thanks to stint in ICU. Convince self that permanent limp isn’t that noticeable. Promise husband you’ll give up riding. One week later purchase older, slower, shorter horse.

Stage 7: Slip off horse. Relieved when artificial joints and implanted medical devices seem unaffected. Tell husband that scrapes and bruises are due to gardening accident. Pretend you don’t see husband roll his eyes and mutter as he walks away. Give apple to horse.

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Posted by: ShadyRidgein Hodge Podge, Horsey Fun

The following was posted in the Going Gaited newsletter a few weeks ago. A little bit of fun that horsey types can get a chuckle from 🙂

( what you have always wondered they meant….)

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This is some barn humor that came to me in the Going Gated online magazine’s newsletter ( and was just too funny not to share.


How Many Horses Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

Thoroughbred: Who ME?? Do WHAT? I’m scared of lightbulbs! I’m outta here!

Arabian: Someone else do it. It might get my silky mane dirty and besides, who’s gonna read me the instructions?

Quarter Horse: Put all the lightbulbs in a pen and tell me which one you want.

Standardbred: Oh, for Pete’s sake, give me the damn bulb and let’s be done with it.

Shetland: Give it to me. I’ll kill it and we won’t have to worry about it anymore.

Welsh: I would, but I can’t see where I’m going from behind all this mane.
Belgian: Put the Shetland up on my back, maybe he can reach it then.

Warmblood: Is the 2nd Level Instruction Packet in English? Doesn’t anyone realize that I was sold for $75K as a yearling, but only because my hocks are bad, otherwise I would be worth $100K? I am NOT changing lightbulbs. Make the TB get back here and do it.

Morgan: Me! Me! Me! Pleeease let me! I wanna do it! I’m gonna do it! I know how, really I do! Just watch! My parole officer said it’s OK, really! And when we’re done we can go over to the neighbor’s and chase their cats!

Appaloosa: Ya’ll a bunch of losers. We don’t need to change the lightbulb, I ain’t scared of the dark. And someone make that damn

Morgan stop jumping up and down before I double barrel him.

Haflinger: That thing I ate was a lightbulb?

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This pony is for sale by a friend of ours. Please contact her directly. Contact info is below.

“Brandy” … show name “Cinnamon Toast”

Cute & cuddly 12hh, 12 year old bay Welsh pony mare w/ flaxen mane and tail

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smiles-smJuly 26, 2010 – It has been one of those weeks where so much has happened and all of it has me in a great mood. From launching a new client website to  new things happening around the  farm and with the horses to winning an award… it’s been a week of feel good emotions (or maybe it is just the lack of sleep from yet another early horse show morning). And, how can you not smile when you see kids having such a great time with their horse (Belle makes a great backscratcher :-)) Read the rest of this entry »

June 22, 2010 – Summer has finally arrived but the summer weather, and summer plans, started long before the official season formally arrived. It was wonderful weather, for the most part, last week which has given the girls and horses an opportunity to get in some more in-the-saddle time. They didn’t get off the property last week (they… being the horses, that is) but they each had a good amount of time here to do some work (in between rainy episodes). Read the rest of this entry »

IMG_2080-smJune 7, 2010 – It has been a really hot spring here in southern Ontario but last week we finally got some rain and the grass and plants are loving it.  I am not so sure that the horses like it. There are no bugs biting them when it’s raining but do they like to stand out there with the rain soaking them? I imagine that when the temperatures are high, they welcome the rain but what about other times? To me, they just don’t look like they are enjoying it. Read the rest of this entry »

June 1, 2010 – Phew… what a hot week it was around here last week! It was one of those kinds of weeks when you walk out the door and wham!… a wall of heat hits ya. Yuck! We usually have nice temperatures in May but this past week we even had heat alerts… it was sweltering. Is this a sign of things to come? Is this summer going to be a scorcher? I hope not and imagine the horses hope it isn’t either… the poor things were sweating just standing in the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17, 2010 – We started off this past week on the right foot and it just got better and better. One of those weeks where there were lots of smiles plus horses and kids that make you so proud. And friends that you can’t thank enough for all the help and everything they do!

Megan-Charlie-tinyFirst and foremost, Charlie Trailer Training Update… Charlie finally got on to a trailer last Monday and went for a little ride. Sandra (again… thank you, thank you!) brought her bigger trailer by so we could see if Charlie would get on. It took a little bit of coaxing but he eventually he was on far enough for the butt bar to be put up. When he realized it was there, he jumped around for a few minutes but Randy stayed by his head and calmed him down. Then the ramp went up and he was breathing heavy but we closed it all up and Sandra, Carole and Randy took him for a ride around the block (which is actually about a 10 minute ride…LOL) When he got back, he came off pretty quickly and was very sweaty. We were jumping up and down excited for the success. Read the rest of this entry »